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The University of Melbourne has been awarded more than $26 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to fund two high-level research programs. These programs will focus on understanding immune system responses to viruses and other infections, and further our understanding of how white blood cells detect and destroy disease.

How well our brain functions is largely based on our family’s genetic makeup, according to a University of Melbourne led study.

Medical and scientific experts propose a global framework for the safe production and use of the medicinal plant Kava, including further clinical testing In Australia.

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Medical and scientific experts propose a global framework for the safe production and use of the medicinal plant Kava, including further clinical testing in Australia.

A national 12 year study has provided a picture of racism, ethnic relations and cultural diversity in Australia. The results of 12 years of research by the ‘Challenging Racism Project’ were released today, providing a national picture of racism, ethnic relations and cultural diversity in Australia.

An Australian consortium of mental health experts will co-host a three day conference in Delhi, India this week.

The University of Melbourne’s Centre for International Mental Health is leading the way in addressing a desperately needed and often overlooked area of aid: mental health, by becoming the first University to head the Secretariat of the Movement for Global Mental Health.

In the aftermath of Australia’s devastating floods, physiotherapists at the University of Melbourne have warned people of the risk of aggravating arthritis and causing their bodies’ physical strain as they work to clean up after the floods.

Most Australians do not approve of IVF or abortion for sex-selection purposes, and most do not think a hypothetical blue or pink pill to select the sex of a child should be legal, a new study has found.

Australian researchers have identified a way to measure the structure of membrane proteins despite being damaged when using X-ray Free-Electron Lasers (XFELs), a discovery that will help fast track the development of targeted drugs using emerging XFELs technology.

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